As Covid-19 cases start to resurge across America, the government bodies have started to reinstate the Covid-19 emergency orders.
The state and Democratic governors of Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, California, and Kansas have already announced strict executive measures to be followed from the beginning of 2022.
The orders consist of freeing up the resources so that the local bodies and state agencies can prepare for a surge of Covid-19 cases. This time around no lockdowns or business closures will be imposed.
Republican and Democratic governors have started to reinstate emergency health orders in their respective states in order to slow down the spread of omicron-fueled covid-19 cases which has started to overwhelm the hospitals across the country.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said the state had to “commit every resource available to beating back the wave” when he renewed his public health emergency and state of emergency declarations last week.
Murphy had said the declarations “won’t even have any new impact at all” on residents’ day-to-day lives.
“This is what this does not mean: It does not mean any new universal mandates or passports,” he said in a press briefing. “It does not mean lockdowns. It does not mean any business restrictions or gathering limits.”
Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom extended the Covid-19 emergency orders in November all the way to March while emphasizing stringent testing and vaccination requirements for the private companies.
The Governor of Maryland, Rep. Gov Larry Hogan imposed a 30-day state of emergency in order to assist the state and local health bodies for a better response to the pandemic.
Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam also issued a month-long order to assist the health care providers and hospitals to combat this surge.
The highly contagious omicron variant has started to resurge as soon as the holidays are over.
The United States of America is reporting 743,000 cases on an average per day since last week, as said by Johns Hopkins University.
According to the data, omicron is more transmissible but not that severe in making people get hospitalized.
Omicron also evades vaccine protection which has left the hospitals short of staff as well as the infected workers to isolate.